Montrose city residents seek facts about public safety millage

CITY OF MONTROSE – During the Thursday, Sept. 20 meeting of the Montrose City Council, resident Eva Gist talked about safety concerns within the city. “No one obeys speed limits. No one is stopping at stop signs. I called 911 at about 9:30 p.m. (one night) and was told to go to the township police department and make a complaint.” […]


Trinity United Methodist Church celebrates 50 years

CHESANING – On Friday, Sept. 28, Trinity United Methodist Church, 1629 W. Brady Road (M-57), will celebrate the 50th birthday of the merger of three local churches to form the church as it is today. On Sept. 28, 1968, Robinson United Methodist Church in Brady Township, Chesaning’s Front Street Methodist Church and Salem Evangelical United Brethren Church, also in Chesaning, […]

City council specifies number and types of medical marijuana facilities ahead of election

MONTROSE – During the Thursday, Sept. 20 meeting, the Montrose City Council decided on the maximum quantity of each type of medical marijuana facility that would be allowed if the city’s medical marijuana ordinance passes on the November ballot. The city’s medical marijuana proposal references the original ordinance drafted by the Montrose City Planning Commission. Within that ordinance, the planning […]


PARKS AND REC WORKSHOP – Maple Grove Township will be holding a public workshop on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m. at the township hall, 17010 Lincoln Road, to discuss its park and the five year Park and Recreation Master Plan. The public is encouraged to attend to provide input and suggestions. For more information, contact Greg Wendling at (989) […]

New Lothrop Schools score high in SAT, M-STEP tests

NEW LOTHROP – New Lothrop Area Public Schools presented its SAT and M-STEP scores from Spring testing at the Monday, Sept. 17 board of education meeting. The presentation compared New Lothrop’s scores to those of other school districts in Shiawassee, Genesee and Saginaw counties, while showing how the district fared in relation to county and statewide testing averages. Altogether, New […]

Montrose Sports and Community Hall of Fame to induct Class of 2018 on Oct. 14

MONTROSE – The Montrose Sports and Community Hall of Fame announces its Class of 2018. The inductees will be honored at a special video induction ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. sharp in the Montrose Schools Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for students, and free for ages 5 and under, and include admission, souvenir book and […]


KEITH W. “SKITCH” BARKER, of Montrose, 81, went to be with his Savior on Friday, July 27, 2018 at his residence. Keith was born on June 23, 1937 in Des Moines, Iowa to the late Gordon and Elsie Weston) Barker. He was a resident of Montrose since 1973. He was united in marriage to Karen Yeager on August 29, 1959. […]


MARION SUTLIFF, of Chesaning, 84, died Saturday, September 15, 2018, at home peacefully surrounded by his family. Marion was born in Chapin Township on July 26, 1934, to the lateRDandIrene (Thompson) Sutliff. He was a resident of Chesaning for over 52 years. Marion was united in marriage to Betty Hall on August 17, 1957. He worked at Hehr Manufacturing for […]


ANN OLDS, of Elsie, 73, passed away peacefully at Memorial Healthcare of Owosso, surrounded by her loved ones, after a brief illness. Ann was born on February 4, 1945 at Paulina Stearn Hospital in Ludington, to Charles and Betty (Tanis) Fillmore. She attended Ludington High School, where she graduated in 1963. After graduation she worked at Star Watch Case to […]